Flatpack

February 7th 2018

Today should have been the day where the new edition of my digital magazine went live. But… I broke something. I was trying to be clever and make the magazine’s website run faster and look better, and in doing so I seem to have, to phrase this crudely, fucked it right up.

The good news is that nothing is lost, the bad news is that everything is broken. I’ve regularly backed everything up by exportion (not a word but should be), so I have everything that I’m supposed to have, I just don’t really know how to put it back together again.

It’s like I’ve been given all of the pieces an IKEA flatpack, but no instructions. Except, in this example, I actually happen to work for an internet/website company – one which has a wide support team who would know exactly how to fix my problem.

So, I’m still trying to build a piece of IKEA furniture without the instructions, but I just happen to live in an IKEA warehouse, surrounded by flatpack building experts (one presumes, at least).

Asking for help kinda seems like cheating though. I did something to break it, so I should know what to do to fix it.

So, really, it’s like I disassembled a piece of IKEA flatpack furniture and now I have to figure out how to put it al– Wow, I’m really pushing this IKEA metaphor. Is it working? It makes sense to me, at least.

Yes, I’m delaying the release because of my own ineptitude/stubbornness, but I’m learning a new skill — web design and maintenance.

Until tomorrow, that’s got to be worth something, right?

Jacn

 

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